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Jeanne Salyer, Ph.D., RN, FNAP

Associate Professor
Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems


1100 East Leigh Street, Room 3037

Phone: (804) 828-3373
Email: jsalyer@vcu.edu


In the School of Nursing, most faculty have the opportunity to teach across programs. As a result, I have enjoyed the opportunity to teach in the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs. In the undergraduate program, I have consistently taught in the RN-BS Program. As a diploma nurse, I am committed  to helping students advance their education. I teach NURS 308 in this program. I also teach in the doctoral program in a series of courses focusing of research program development Mentoring doctoral students as their advisor and dissertation chair is a privilege and something I enjoy in my faculty role


My research program focuses on patients with end stage heart failure, those requiring mechanical circulatory support and those requiring cardiac transplantation. Currently I am working on investigations of symptom clusters in patients with advanced heart failure, validation  of a risk stratification tool used in psychosocial assessment of patients being evaluated for LVAD implantation, and cardiometabolic risk in long-term liver transplant recipients.


In addition to my service to the School of Nursing and the University, I am a member of the Editorial Board for Progress in Transplantation and serve as an ad hoc reviewer for several refereed journals and scientific societies.


  • Diploma University of Alabama Hospital, Birmingham, AL
  • BSN University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
  • MSN University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
    Medical-Surgical Nursing
  • PhD Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA
    Nursing Service Administration


  • Outstanding Faculty, VCU School of Nursing 2014
  • Elected Distinguished Scholar, National Academies of Practice in Nursing 2007
  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Gamma Omega Chapter Research Award 2005


  • 2014-2015: An, K., Sterling, R. (Co-PIs) et al. “The impact of autonomic dysfunction on liver-related symptom in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and their relationship to systemic inflammation and insulin resistance”. Funded by the Center for Clinical & Translational Research Endowment Fund of Virginia Commonwealth University ($26,760)


  • De Wilde C, Carrington J, Abbate A, Burton C, Bearman G, & Salyer J. (2019). Structural stress and otherness: How do they influence perceived stress? Journal of Transcultural Nursing, doi:10.1177/1043659618823915 [e-pub ahead of print] PMID: 30646827. [R S]
  • An K, Starkweather A, Sturgill J, Salyer J, & Sterling R. (2019). Level of CTRP13 is associated with liver enzymes and cognitive function in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Nursing Research 68(1), 29-38. [R]
  • Salyer J, Sargent L, Tirado C, Flattery M & Shah K (2019). Anticholinergic burden and cognitive impairment in heart failure patients. Journal of Heart & Lung Transplantation, 38 (4S), S299 [R, D]
  • Ghadban R, Haddad L,Thacker, An K, LR Balster RL & Salyer J. (2018). Smoking behaviors in Arab Americans: Acculturation and health beliefs. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, doi.org/10.1177/1043659618783235 [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29957137. [R, S]
  • Roberson A, Starkweather A, Grossman C, Acevedo E & Salyer J. (2018). Influence of muscle strength on  early mobility in critically ill adult patients: Systematic literature review. Heart & Lung, 47(1), 1-9 [R, S]
  • Salyer J (2018). (Chapter 5) Evolving and Innovative Opportunities for Advanced Practice Nurses, In: Tracy MF & O’Grady EO. (Eds). Hamric & Hanson’s Advanced Practice Nursing: An Integrated Approach, 6th ed. Philadelphia: Saunders/Elsevier, p. 108-128.
  • An K, Kim C, Salyer J., Bruffy S & Sterling R. (2016). Cardiovascular risk and mortality increase with progression of chronic liver disease. Circulation, 133 (suppl 1): 324. [R, D]
  • An K, Salyer J, Brown RE, Kao S, Starkweather A, Shim I. (Sept. 2015). Salivary biomarkers of chronic psychosocial stress and CVD risks: A systematic review. Biological Research for Nursing, pii:1099800415604437. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26349905 [R]
  • Ghadban R, Haddad L, An K, Thacker L & Salyer J.(in review) Smoking Behavior in Arab Americans: A Systematic Review, Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation
  • Kao S……Salyer J et al. (in review) Mexican-American older adults with type-2 diabetes under family care: Medication administration along the US-Mexico border Hispanic Health Care International 
  • Salyer J. & Flattery M (2016). Is functional status a mediator of the effect of the sickness behavior and discomforts symptom clusters on quality of life in heart failure patients? Journal of Heart & Lung Transplantation, 35 (4S), p. S342 [R,D]
  • Roberson A, Starkweather A, Grossman C, Acevedo E & Salyer J. (in review). Influence of muscle strength on early mobility in critically ill adult patients: Systematic literature review, Heart & Lung
  • Billups K, Neal J & Salyer J. (2015). Immunosuppressant-driven de novo malignant neoplasms after solid-organ transplant. Progress in Transplantation, 25 (2), [R,S]
  • Newnam KM, McGrath JM, Estes T, Jallo N, Salyer J & Bass WT (2015). A comparative effectiveness study of continuous positive airway pressure-related skin breakdown when using different nasal interfaces in the extremely low birth weight neonate, Applied Nursing Research, 14 (3) 181-186, doi:10.1016/j.apnr2014.05.005. [RDS], PMID:25017108.
  • Herr JK, Salyer J, Flattery M, Goodloe L, Lyon D, Schubert C & Clement D. (2014). Heart failure symptom clusters and functional status: A cross-sectional study, Journal of Advanced Nursing, doi: 10.1111/jan.12596. [Epub ahead of print], PMID: 25533867, [R,D
  • An K, Starkweather A, Sturgill JL, Kao HS, & Salyer J. (2014). State of the science: Salivary biomarker utilization for stress research. Perspectives in Nursing Science, 11(2), 87-93. [RI]
  • An, K., Salyer, J., & Kao, S. (2014). Psychological strains, salivary biomarkers and risks for coronary heart disease among hurricane survivors. Biological Research for Nursing, (in press).
  • Maltby, M. C., Flattery, M. P., Burns, B., Salyer, J., Weinland, S., & Shah, K. B. (2014). Psychosocial assessment of candidates and risk classification of patients considered for durable mechanical circulatory support. Journal of Heart & Lung Transplantation (in press).
  • Savage, L., Salyer, J., Flattery, M., Alburger, L., Joyce, K., Mann, B., Ravindar, M., & Gonzales, M. (2014) Living with a total artificial heart: Patients’ perspectives. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 29(1), E1-8. PMID:23154298
  • BouHaidar, C. M., DeShazo, J. P., Puri, P., Gray, P., Robins, J., & Salyer, J. (2013). Text messaging as adjunct to community-based weight management program. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 31(10), 469-476. PMID:24141325
  • Newnam, K. M., McGrath, J. M., Estes, T., Jallo, N., Salyer, J. & Bass, W. T. (2013). An integrative review of skin breakdown in the preterm infant associated with nasal continuous positive airway pressure. Journal of Obstetric Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing, 42(5), 508-516. PMID:24024076
  • Herr, J. K., Salyer, J., Lyon, D. E., Goodloe, L., Schubert, C., & Clement, D. G. (2013). Heart failure symptom relationships: A systematic review. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, (epub ahead of print). PMID:23839572
  • Sharp, P., & Salyer, J. (2012). Self-efficacy and barriers to healthy diet in cardiac rehabilitation participants and non-participants, Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 27(3), 253-262. PMID:21760521
  • Salyer, J., Schubert, C. M., & Chiaranai, C. (2011). Supportive relationships, self-care confidence and self-care behaviors in patients with heart failure, Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 27(5), 384-393. PMID:22048619
  • Baker, K., Flattery, M. P., Salyer, J., Haugh, K. H., & Maltby, M. (2010). Caregiving for patients requiring left ventricular assist device support. Heart & Lung, 39(3), 196-200. PMID:20457339
  • Byam-Williams, J. & Salyer, J. (2010). Factors influencing the health-related lifestyle of
    community-dwelling older adults. Home Healthcare Nurse, 28(2), 115-121. PMID:20147805
  • Chairanai, C., Salyer, J., & Best, A. (2009). Self-care and quality of life in persons with heart failure. Thai Journal of Nursing Research, 13(4), 302-317.


  • April 2019: Salyer J, Sargent L, Tirado C, Flattery M & Shah K. “Anticholinergic burden and cognitive impairment in heart failure patients”. International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation 39th meeting and scientific sessions, April 3-6, 2019, Orlando, FL [R, D]
  • November 2018: An K, Salyer J, & Siddiqui M. “Cardiovascular risk and metabolic profile of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease patients and liver transplant recipients“. American Heart Association 2018 Meeting and Scientific Sessions, Chicago,Illinois  [R, D].
  • March 2016: An K, Kim C, Salyer J, Bruffey S, & Sterling R. “Cardiovascular Risk & Mortality with Progression of Liver Disease”.  American Heart Association EPI/ Lifestyle Scientific Sessions 2016, March 1-4, 2016, Phoenix, Arizona [R,D]
  • February 2016: Proffitt T, Salyer J, Scafide K & Menzies V. “Anticipatory Advocacy: A Conceptual Model”. Southern Nursing Research Society Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions 2016, February 24-27, 2016, Williamsburg, Va. [RS]
  • April 2015: Salyer J., Flattery MP, Maltby M, Weinland S & Shah K. “Emotional/social and Illness- related Factors Influence Eating Behavior in NYHA Class III and IV Heart Failure Patients”. 35TH Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation, April 15-18, 2015, Nice, France [R,D]
  • April 2014: Salyer, J., Flattery, M., Herr, J. K. Heart failure Symptom Clusters and Functional Status. International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation, 34th Annual Conference and Scientific Sessions, San Diego, California.
  • April 2013: Salyer, J., Flattery, M., Lyon, D. E. Heart Failure Symptom Clusters and Quality of Life. International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation, 33rd Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, Montreal, Canada.
  • February 2012: Herr, J. K., Salyer, J. & Lyon, D. E. Symptom clusters in heart failure: A systematic review. 27th Annual Conference of the Southern Nursing Research Society, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • April 2009: Salyer, J. Caregiver Burden and Support. International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation, 29th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, Paris, France.
  • November 2009: Sharp, P., Salyer, J. & Best, A. Self-efficacy and barriers to health promoting behavior in cardiac rehabilitation participants and non-participants. American Heart Association 2009 Meeting and Scientific Sessions, Orlando, Florida.
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